Assessment using StoneSoup Portfolio Units

StoneSoup portfolio units provide an alternative assessment method with multiple advantages over standardized testing. These include validity, authenticity, and web-accessibility. This type of assessment gives students the opportunity to show what they know. Creating portfolio units is an authentic, learner-centered exercise providing a meaningful educational experiences that can be linked directly to state learning standards.

Problems with assessment based on standardized tests:

Portfolios are a prominent alternative assessment method. Benefits of portfolio assessment:

Assessment Method

Assessment consists of the use of rubrics that seek to align student work to state standards. This comparison can be done by teachers or by the students themselves. In the future, portions of this process can be automated. This makes it possible to assess student performance in new ways. For example;

Assessment in an Inquiry Classroom

Web-Based Student Portfolio Unit: An Information Structure for Assessment